Event Information

Registration is open. February 22 is the new date.

Pre-Registration is available. This is the best way to register for the Derby. WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU PRE-REGISTER! LVVA Ice Fishing Derby participants agree to abide by all State and Local fishing regulations, including all size and creel limits. LVVA promotes CPR (catch, photo, release)

  • Entrants must have valid Illinois fishing license and abide by all Illinois fishing regulations.
  • As per ILDNR rules, this is a catch and release derby.
  • Registration tent will be open at 5a.m. but no lines in the water till 7a.m.
  • The derby will start at 7 AM. Fish caught prior to 7 AM will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prizes.
  • Fish will be judged by length only in 5 fish species categories, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch.
  • The Organizers of LVVA retain the right to amend or insert rules up until the event.
  • Wauconda shanty fees are waived for the event.
  • Snowmobiles must be registered and insured as per IL law.
  • ATV/UTV must be insured as per IL law.
  • Have fun and be safe!!

Disclaimer: You agree to hold harmless the owners of this property, its agents and employees, LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, its participants, volunteers, and organizers from any and all liabilities, damage, claims, suits, judgments, cost and expense arising out of any loss, damage, injury, or death to persons, property, or vehicles.

Available At The Event: 

  • Bait will be available at the registration tent at 5am.

  • Raffle Tickets for over 100 pre-drawn items.

  • Coffee and Hot Chocolate

  • Food available after the event in the registration tent provided by the Bangs Lake Advisory Committee and Veterans Q.